West Bromwich Albion manager Valerien Ismael is prepared to give his young players a chance against Arsenal at the Hawthorns on Wednesday night.
The Championship side will go up against the Premier League giants in the Carabao Cup second-round.
“Our priority is clear – that’s the Championship,” he said.
“The League Cup is an official competition, it will give us the possibility to give players who haven’t played a lot to play, to make sure they come onto the next XI like the others, and for the young players to show up.
“We need to have an overview of the squad, the best way is to see the players in competition.
“This is a new competition, and a new chance to see the young players on that level against a top side.
“It doesn’t change anything for us, from minute one